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Tinkering with the pensions tapering system

The problems caused by the annual pension contribution allowance have been partially addressed, says David Prosser.
24 Mar 2020
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Don't scrap pensions tax relief. We need people to save more, not less

Scrapping higher-rate pension tax relief would amount to double taxation and discourage retirement saving, thereby depriving the economy of crucial …
5 Mar 2020
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Why it makes sense to scrap higher-rate pensions tax relief

The point of pensions tax relief is to keep you out of the means-tested benefits system. The current system is ridiculously generous, says Merryn Some…
24 Feb 2020
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Pass on your pension without paying inheritance tax

The 2015 pension reforms make it easier for you to ensure your heirs avoid inheritance tax when you die
29 Jan 2020
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Pension contributions: what you need to declare on your tax return

Make sure you don't forget to declare your pension contributions in your tax return
28 Jan 2020
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Doctors’ pension row spreads to other arms of the public sector

The crisis that has seen doctors refuse to take on extra shifts has spread to other public sector workers.
25 Sep 2019
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Millions fall foul of pensions contributions rule

Almost a million savers could face punitive tax charges on their pension contributions because they have unwittingly triggered a substantial reduction…
29 May 2019
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Sipps: use your pension tax breaks

It makes sense to exploit your Isa allowance, but don’t neglect your pension. Generous upfront tax relief makes occupational or personal schemes an ef…
15 Mar 2019

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Don’t miss the pensions deadline

There are just five weeks left in the 2018-2019 tax year, so make sure you’ve made full use of your allowances.
6 Mar 2019
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Don’t forget income tax when drawing your pension

Many people have not understood the tax implications of drawing down their money, meaning that savers withdrawing pension cash are handing over millio…
16 Nov 2018
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Pensions and savings tax relief under attack

MPs want to reform the savings and pensions tax relief system to benefit the less well-off.
3 Aug 2018
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Pensions tax relief: is it so stupidly incomprehensible on purpose?

The complexity of the comically stupid policy on pensions tax relief means people have given up trying to understand it – and are paying a pile more t…
7 Mar 2017